Arya N. Shamie, MD
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Arya N. Shamie, MD

  • Spine Surgery
Average rating: 4.5
| 128 ratings
Spine Center | 1131 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Preferred Name: Nick Shamie

A. Nick Shamie, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine

Dr. Nick Shamie is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon. He serves as the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine. He has served on the UCLA School of Medicine's Faculty since 2000. Dr. Shamie is actively involved in graduate medical education, offering his expertise to help educate medical students, residents and fellows. Additionally, he is actively involved in scientific and clinical research projects pertinent to spinal disorders. Dr. Shamie was the recipient of the UCI School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Research and Scoliosis Research Society's Dawson Traveling Fellowship. He has served two terms as the President of American College of Spine Surgery. He is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California and was elected as an Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.

In additional to his leadership and teaching roles in his academic practice, he leads a busy clinical practice. His expertise and reputation have also attracted the most discerning patients to his practice: dignitaries, athletes and celebrities both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded by several prominent consumer organizations, including: Super Doctors, Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, America's Most Compassionate Doctors, and was named on the US Top 10 academic spine surgeons list.

Dr. Shamie received his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internship in Surgery at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Centers and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed two fellowships at the UCLA School of Medicine in Spine Surgery and Biologics Research Lab. He is currently practicing at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as well as in Santa Monica, CA.


English, Persian (Farsi)


Medical Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003


Spinal Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001
Bone Research, UCLA School of Medicine, 1996


Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Mary's Medical Center, 2000


General Surgery, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1995


MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1994



Santa Monica

Spine Center

Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine| Spinal Cord Injury Medicine| Spine Surgery +2 more specialties
Downtown LA

Downtown Los Angeles Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery| Sports Medicine| Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery +3 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Medical Services


Novel Treatments in Spinal Surgery
UCLA Spine Center | James' Story

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2022